Student Leader Application

Welcome! This is the central information page for UCSC Resident Assistant (RA)/Neighborhood Assistant (NA) (PDF) and Programs Assistant (PA)/Community Assistant (CA) (PDF) applications and position information.

We have opened up the campus-wide 2023-24 academic year application process for the RA/NA positions. Please refer to the following deadlines when applying for all areas:

Applications available: January 6, 2023 

Application deadline: February 5, 2023

Interviews offered: February 6, 2023

Individual interviews: February 8–10, 2023

Decisions sent to candidates:  March 10, 2023

RA/NA Information Sessions 2023

Date Time Location Method Passcode (if Zoom)
Thursday, January 12 3:45–4:45PM Namaste Lounge In-person / zoom N/A
Friday, January 13 12:00–1:30PM Zoom Zoom hello
Sunday, January 15 2:00–3:30PM Village - (F5) Community Lounge In-Person N/A
Monday, January 16 4:00–5:00PM I-Lounge In-Person N/A
Monday, January 16 6:30–7:30PM Zoom Zoom 567540
Tuesday, January 17 4:00–5:00PM Zoom Zoom RCCOA23
Tuesday, January 17 6:30–7:30PM Cultural Center at Merrill In-person N/A
Wednesday, January 18 1:00–2:00PM Zoom Zoom N/A
Thursday, January 19 6:30–8:00PM UTC Kitchen In-Person N/A
Friday, January 20 4:00–5:00PM PKRG Zoom N/A
Monday, January 23 5:30–6:30PM Oakes Learning Center In-person N/A
Tuesday, January 24 4:00–5:00PM Community Room In-person / zoom N/A
Monday, January 30 1:00–2:00PM Zoom Zoom N/A

2023-24 RA/NA Application

(Please note that there is an embedded Supplemental Form in the Handshake Application. The Application will not be considered complete if this form is not completed. Please make sure to take the time to verify that all pieces of the application have been completed for submission to count.)



Career Center Workshop

Resume Workshop for Student Leader Applications
Note: You must be logged in to your UCSC Google account to view the video of the workshop.

College Student Life Involvement Opportunities

If you find that the RA/NA or PA/CA jobs are not of your interest, please consider some of the following linked skill-building opportunities:

College Nine and John R. Lewis College

Cowell & Stevenson 


  • Student jobs in the Crown Programs Office include: Programs Assistant, Historian position, Posting position, Orientation Welcome Leader, Lead Orientation Welcome Leader, Social Fiction Coordinator (primarily Winter quarter position), CUIP Intern Visual Communications Assistant (new position for 2022 - 2023 academic year)
  • Student jobs with Crown/Merrill (CR/MR) Event/Tech Crew include Crew member and Crew Manager.
  • Student jobs in the College Academic Advising Office as Peer Advisor and Lead Peer Advisor 
  • Student jobs with Crown Provost Office include Core Peer Navigator and Leader Core Peer Navigator (work with Crown Core Faculty and support Frosh in Crown Core Courses)
  • Other College jobs include: Mailroom Clerk, Admin Office Assistant, Residential Education Office Assistant, Student Maintenance, Student Groundskeeper, Dining Hall Staff (various positions), Summer Maintenance Crew


  • Positions in the Programs and Leadership Office: Program Assistant and Orientation Welcome Leader
  • College Events Crew, Mailroom Clerk, Admin Office Assistant, Residential Education Office Assistant, Summer Maintenance Crew


  • Programs Assistant



Rachel Carson College

Student Conduct


Position Descriptions

Programs Assistant (PA)/Community Assistant (CA) (PDF) [updated 2023-24 version coming soon]

Resident Assistant (RA)/Neighborhood Assistant (NA) (PDF)